Cate Blanchett is still attached as the Evil Step-Mother in Disney’s planned live-action Cinderella. Blanchett is the only constant thus far in the production, with Mark Romanek being replaced by Kenneth Branagh and then Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan coming and going as Cinderella. Branagh is now looking at Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Margot Robbie (“Pan Am”), and Lily James (“Downton Abbey”) for the title role. Even more interesting to me is Richard Madden, “Game of Thrones” own Robb Stark, being eyed for the role of Prince Charming. It’s a demotion, but I hear it’s a lot less problematic than his current gig.
Faring a bit better with casting is Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel’s Phase Two film already has Chris Pratt as Star Lord and Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer. Now Zoe Saldana is in finishing talks to portray Gamora. Gamora is a green alien assassin who is basically the adopted daughter of Thanos. She’s basically a badass who decided maybe Thanos was kind of a dick and turned away from him.
“Game of Thrones” cast member, Lena Headey, joins Ethan Hawke in a horror film with a familiar plot but a unique premise. In The Purge, America has decided that the best way to eliminate crime is to legalize it for 12 hours every year. Police and hospitals won’t help you. If you don’t want to be involved, you stay inside your house. What happens when you let the wrong person into your house?